25 February 2004 Flux resistance degradation in resonant grating multilayer mirror
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Abstract
The operation of a polarizing grating laser mirror relies upon the coupling of the undesired polarization to one mode of the multilayer mirror. This is accompanied by an increased electric field in the mirror, thus to a decrease of the damage threshold by a factor 50. The damage threshold of the grating multilayer for the uncoupled lasing polarization is as much as 80% of that of the gratingless multilayer. The laser damage threshold tests have been made on a grating multilayer of SiO2/HfO2 deposited by sputtering.
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Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Jean Claude Pommier, Jean Claude Pommier, Florent Pigeon, Florent Pigeon, Olivier M. Parriaux, Olivier M. Parriaux, } "Flux resistance degradation in resonant grating multilayer mirror", Proc. SPIE 5250, Advances in Optical Thin Films, (25 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.513692; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.513692
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